George W. Bush Fast Facts

The 43rd President of the United States

George W. Bush

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George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) served as the forty-third president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. Early in his first term on September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked the Pentagon and the World Trade Center using airplanes as weapons.

The rest of both of his terms in office were spent dealing with the after-effects of this. America got involved in two wars: one in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. Here is a quick list of fast facts for George W Bush. For more in-depth information, you can also read the George W. Bush biography.

Fast Facts: George W. Bush

Known For: 43rd President of the United States, served two terms from January 20, 2001, to January 20, 2009; also served as the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000.

Born: July 6, 1946, in New Haven, CT

Parents: George H. W. Bush (41st President of the United States) and Barbara Pierce Bush

Education: Yale University (BA), Harvard University (MBA)

Spouse: Laura Welch Bush (m. 1977)

Children: Barbara and Jenna Bush

Notable Quote: "If our country does not lead the cause of freedom, it will not be led. If we do not turn the hearts of children toward knowledge and character, we will lose their gifts and undermine their idealism. If we permit our economy to drift and decline, the vulnerable will suffer most."

Major Events While in Office